The concept of Barbary SHore was a brilliant idea for Mailer to attempt writing about.
At times, during Barbary Shore, it is a bit difficult to figure out what is going on, but that's what compelled me to continue with the book.
It seems that Mailer intends for his dialogue to advance the plot and to develop the characters.
This novel, Norman mailer's second and the followup to his wonderful debut, The Naked and the Dead, is actually two novels, one pretty good and one pretty bad. Read morePublished 7 months ago by M. Buzalka
As I recently noted in this space while reviewing Norman Mailer's The Presidential Papers and Miami and the Siege of Chicago at one time, as with Ernest Hemingway, I tried to get... Read morePublished on February 5, 2008 by Alfred Johnson
McLeod is a man with a shady past. A former Communist Party official, he is now residing in a rooming house in Brooklyn just after the end of World War II. Read morePublished on August 25, 2002 by IRA Ross
Hard to believe, but when this book first appeared (it was Mailer's second novel), it was the most talked about novel of the year. Read morePublished on June 28, 2002
Starting over with a clean slate is an idea that is looked upon and desired. The concept of Barbary SHore was a brilliant idea for Mailer to attempt writing about. Read morePublished on January 5, 2001 by Chuck Schwab